The hot springs
As many know, Italy is well known for its volcanic activity. Not far from Pitigliano, a hot spring emerges from the earth's interior. Saturnia houses both golf courses and spa facilities, but the hot spring itself is open and free to everyone. Saturnia is like a light blue river that cascades out of the ground and flows down into natural pools, which the water has created over thousands of years. For some, it may be an unfamiliar experience to bathe in the 40-degree Celsius sulfurous water when there is roughly the same temperature in the air. For Italians, Saturnia is a very popular destination, which is also said to have a healing effect on a wide variety of physical ailments.
Getting to Pitigliano
Pitigliano is not located on the busiest route and is some distance away from the most famous cities in Tuscany. It is about two hours by car from Rome and almost equally far from Sienna in the north (Sienna, incidentally, is Pitigliano's oldest enemy and the two cities were continuously at war in the Middle Ages).
The easiest way to get there is to rent a car in Rome or Florence. If you want to combine Pitigliano with swimming, it is about an hour's drive to the fantastic and endless beaches of Grosseto, or you can get to Bolsena Lake in half the time. Bolsena is widely known for its crystal-clear water. There is no train station in the immediate vicinity of Pitigliano.